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Re: SVG text questions

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@Adobe.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 17:50:32 -0700
Message-Id: <199906110047.RAA22782@mail-345.corp.Adobe.COM>
To: SVG <www-svg@w3.org>
At 11:22 PM 6/9/99 +0100, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> * Does an SVG implementation ever do line-breaking of text?
>
>No.
>
>Well.
>
>Maybe, if there is an explicit line break in the source document (?).
>(I'm thinking of three things here:
> 1. <html:br>
> 2. { content: "\A"; }
> 3. { white-space: pre; }
>I don't think any of them apply though. Maybe it's time I got around to
>rereading the last draft...)

My recommendation is that:

* SVG honor the xml:space attribute. If xml:space="default", then throw out
extraneous whitespace automatically, just like HTML If
xml:space="preserve", then draw spaces and ignore tabs, CR and LF. (there
may be some complexities here, but that would be the general model)


Jon Ferraiolo
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Received on Thursday, 10 June 1999 20:47:35 GMT

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